Connecting Domains—Ecological Momentary Assessment in a Mobile Sensing Framework

  • Thomas KubiakEmail author
  • Joshua M. Smyth
Part of the Studies in Neuroscience, Psychology and Behavioral Economics book series (SNPBE)


Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) is the state-of-the-art methodology to capture an individual’s experiences (e.g., feelings, thoughts, behaviors) in daily life in an ecologically valid way. In this chapter, we outline the prominent role of EMA within a broader mobile sensing framework connecting domains of data acquisition from a range of sensing sources. We particularly highlight the advantages of context-aware assessment strategies that link the assessment of experiences to specific sensing events or patterns. Finally, we discuss strategies that go beyond assessment to implement innovative Ecological Momentary Interventions in real-life.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Johannes Gutenberg University MainzMainzGermany
  2. 2.The Pennsylvania State UniversityState CollegeUSA

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